Holloway finished 7 of 15 from the field including 2 of 3 from behind the arc and an eye-popping 17 of 17 from the free throw line.
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Tu Holloway tallied 22 second-half points as the Atlantic 10-leading Xavier Musketeers rallied for a convincing 79-65 victory over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at the Reilly Center, Wednesday night.
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There will be a plenty of energy on campus and plenty more on the court. Dayton will look to take advantage of Xavier’s short bench. Ten Flyers average 10 or more minutes per game. Because of injuries, the Musketeers have nine scholarship players.
When it was all done, 12 teams from six conferences and two professional leagues, played six games in five venues of four cities…
The Cintas Center on the campus of Xavier University is the scene when Billy Donovan brings his Florida Gators (9-3) to Cincinnati for a non-conference battle with Chris Mack and his Xavier Musketeers (8-3).
Xavier’s having to travel cross-country would usually cause problems, but classes are not in session. The Muskies should be able to adjust to the different time zone. With that, Xavier’s defense will…
Both teams enter play with a rebound margin of just +1. Xavier has established that stat against a tougher schedule. Wake has been hitting from the field at a rate of 46 percent. Xavier will trim that number with a stiff defensive performance.
The Bulldogs have a rebound margin just under five entering play tonight. That mark will be put to the challenge against Xavier’s front line. McLean is just the type of player who causes trouble for Howard. McLean moves quickly around the paint and will force Howard into foul situations.